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Glossary of Terms

View the Glossary of the Polk County Water Resources Atlas for terms and definitions. If you have any additional questions or comments, please contact us using the information on the contact page.


View the official accessibility statement for the Polk County Water Resources Atlas. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us using the information on the contact page.

Help Information

In order to access all of the features of the Polk County Water Resources Atlas, you must be using up-to-date web browsing software. Because the Atlas takes advantage of many advanced browser features, we recommend that you use the browsers listed in the table below. Use the links to the preferred browsers to download the latest free software. Once you have downloaded the necessary software, follow the manufacturer's instructions to correctly install the software on your computer.


The Atlas has been optimized for monitors and video cards capable of screen resolutions of 800x600 or higher and displaying millions of colors (true-color, 24 bit). These settings are accessed in Windows 95x, NT and 2000 by right-clicking on the desktop, choosing Properties, and then clicking the Settings tab. On the Mac, these settings can be changed in the Displays control panel.

Required Software




Preferred Browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (or higher) Apple Safari 3.1.2 (or higher)
Firefox 3.0 (or higher) Firefox 3.0 (or higher)
Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) documents are designed to allow easy downloads of original hardcopy documents while preserving the formatting of the original document when printed on your local printer. These files are used extensively throughout the Atlas for maps, documents, and publications. To take advantage of these documents, you must have Adobe's Acrobat Reader.
Adobe Flash Adobe Flash is required to display photo slideshows throughout the Atlas.

Free Downloads of Required Software

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Known Incompatibilities or Bugs

There are no reported bugs at this time.

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